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View Poll Results: Most Friendly?
New York 6 5.71%
Los Angeles 7 6.67%
Chicago 27 25.71%
Dallas 12 11.43%
Houston 17 16.19%
Washington DC 2 1.90%
Miami 1 0.95%
Philadelphia 5 4.76%
Atlanta 26 24.76%
Boston 2 1.90%
Voters: 105. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 09-02-2018, 09:29 PM
 
Location: Washington State desert
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Here is something...I visited Houston in '82 and thought it was the rudest city I have ever encountered. Visited a couple of years ago, and complete opposite. Friendly people who seemed approachable and interested in engaging in conversation. Perhaps just coincidence in the places I visited, but I saw Houston as becoming much friendlier as the city matures. Anyone else notice this?

Will agree on Pittsburgh, Portland, and San Diego. All friendly. (minus some freeway behavior, but that is another thread).
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Old 09-02-2018, 09:42 PM
 
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Out of that list, Houston, Overall Minneapolis. Least friendly is a toss up between D.C and Boston.
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Old 09-03-2018, 01:17 AM
 
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Here is something...I visited Houston in '82 and thought it was the rudest city I have ever encountered. Visited a couple of years ago, and complete opposite. Friendly people who seemed approachable and interested in engaging in conversation. Perhaps just coincidence in the places I visited, but I saw Houston as becoming much friendlier as the city matures. Anyone else notice this?

Will agree on Pittsburgh, Portland, and San Diego. All friendly. (minus some freeway behavior, but that is another thread).
I had a bad experiences in Houston the first time I visited there. I have never been told off like that before by a service employee. I never thought it was a Houston thing. I just thought of it as being a mean person. Too many people in Houston to make judgment on the entire city by a handful of people.
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Old 09-03-2018, 01:49 AM
 
Location: Chicago
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No way in hell. Everyone, of course, has different experiences. I've visited Chicago about 15 times and I've encountered some of the rudest behavior on the planet while in Chicago.
yes, but you realize, I hope, that all those people were tourists/out-of-towners
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Old 09-03-2018, 01:50 AM
 
Location: Chicago
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General Sherman just contacted me and told me that Atlanta is the unfriendliest city he ever visited.
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Old 09-03-2018, 07:47 AM
 
Location: St Simons Island, GA
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General Sherman just contacted me and told me that Atlanta is the unfriendliest city he ever visited.
Well, it's not like he ever gave us a chance.
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Old 09-03-2018, 07:58 AM
 
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People in Atlanta were incredibly hospitable.
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Old 09-03-2018, 12:38 PM
 
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Friendly big cities:

1. Pittsburgh
2. Portland
3. San Diego
4. Philly
5. Minneapolis


UnFriendly big cities

1. San Jose
2. Miami
3. Seattle
4. Washington
5. L.A
I thought you where a San Jose homer?
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Old 09-03-2018, 05:52 PM
 
Location: Washington State desert
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I thought you where a San Jose homer?
He/She is definitely a homer. However, my best guess is they want to equate "unfriendly" with "major city". If I'm right, then this poster is extremely uninformed.
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Old 09-03-2018, 07:03 PM
 
Location: Queens, Ny
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Phoenix.
Did not vote
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